In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(momento/visita/lluvia) timely(visita/lluvia/momento) opportunellegó en el momento oportuno — she arrived at just the right moment / at a very opportune moment
2(indicado, conveniente)appropriatese tomarán las medidas que se estimen / consideren oportunas — appropriate measures will be taken
- señaló que se llevarían a cabo las investigaciones oportunas — she indicated that the appropriate / necessary investigation would be carried out
- sería oportuno avisarle — we ought to inform her
3(respuesta) appropriateestuvo muy oportuno en el debate — what he said in the debate was very much to the point
- ¡vaya, hombre, tú siempre tan oportuno! — you can always be relied upon to show up at the wrong time/to put your foot in it
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